Racism, Christianity, and Mental Health with Dr. Antipas Harris
Join Kristin as she speaks with Dr. Antipas Harris about how a growing number of black youth is leaving the church due to the inherent racism within our modern-day Christian culture. Hear as Antipas speaks about how we need to reevaluate how we think of Christianity. As a Practical Theologian, his book, “Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion?” addresses how, while many may see one thing in church, the Bible is actually full of diversity. Perhaps Christianity itself isn’t the problem, but rather our current vision of what Christianity is.
Dr. Antipas L. Harris holds a dual appointment as president-dean of Jakes Divinity School (JDS) and associate pastor at The Potter’s House (TPH), both located in Dallas, Texas. A brilliant thinker and prolific writer, Harris is advancing the vision of Bishop and Chancellor T.D. Jakes, founder of the fully-accredited, online seminary. Responding to the growing need for cutting-edge ecclesial leadership that transcends denominational lines, Harris’ mandate is to prepare today’s leaders for tomorrow’s Church.
Dr. Antipas writes for the general faith inquirer and does research to inform theological education with new insights to prepare ministers for leadership in a complex and often complicated world.
Boldly bearing witness to faith in the public square, Dr. Harris is, without question, a public theologian. His latest book, Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion? speaks to the personal relevance of Christianity and dares the Church to define – or re-define – itself as ordered by Scripture, not polity. Well regarded in the board room and the ‘hood, Dr. Antipas’ words often have a “Pied Piper” effect; audiences sense his authenticity and respond to his calls to action. With a unique blend of biblical wisdom and sagacious humor, Harris says what the Church needs to hear and writes what the world needs to know.
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